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Video: Cyclist wrestles bike thief to ground ... then gives him a fist bump

“Don't steal bikes bro ... or Travis will kick your ass”...

A cyclist who saw someone trying to steal his Bianchi bicycle from outside a burger restaurant in Texas wrestled the would-be thief to the ground – the pair then parting on apparently friendlier terms with a fist bump after the bike’s owner dispensed a few words of advice.

The incident was caught on video and posted to Instagram by Austin, Texas bike shop Fast Folk Cyclery. It took place outside a branch of Whataburger on the city’s Barton Springs Road.


Don't steal bikes bro...or Travis will kick your ass @gilmergreen @tkarmes #fastfolks #fastordie #dontstealbikes #biketheif

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Travis Ames, the cyclist, said in the comments to the video: ”Honestly I didn't want to be in that situation. Had my last bike stolen 4 months ago from the same Whataburger. I guess I was just kind of over the whole stealing bikes thing.

“Riding is what I do. It's my vehicle. He was probably about 40 going on 70. I wish him peace and love and happiness.

“I'm sorry I had to rough him up a little. I feel bad about it. Maybe next time I'll politely ask the thief to get off my bike instead of throwing him off.”

As a PS, he added: “Once you put a man on the ground and he then starts swinging at you for it you kinda have to put him on the ground again.”

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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